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Future Music April 2019

Future Music delivers the technique and technology behind the hits. Packed with inspiration for today’s modern musician there’s reviews of hot new gear, tons of tutorials to help you get the most out of your hardware and software, and exclusive In The Studio features where the stars take apart their tracks. Our Zinio edition does not include the DVD but DOES INCLUDE the full samples and tutorial files to download. Full details inside. Download does not include In The Studio With video. This digital edition is not printable.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

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building a groove

On paper, the fundamental elements of making a dance track can look pretty straightforward. You start out with a few bars of drums to give DJs something to mix with, build up a little percussion, add a simple bass groove, throw in some chords, build it up, break it down and – hey presto – you’ve got yourself a winning club track. The reality is more complex though. Sure, anyone can follow a few simple steps to make a generic-sounding tech house number, but creating something that stands out takes a deeper understanding of how each element works together, and a nuanced approach to arrangement and structure. By understanding the rules of how a ‘standard’ club tune works, you can develop your own take on these principles; knowing when to give…

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AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.1 ’90s Ambient (562 samples) Ambient Dawn (490 samples) AMBIENT SOUNDS PT.2 Majestic Bells & Mallets (444 samples) Spring Reverb & Tape Delay (533 samples) ATMOSPHERES & BACKGROUNDS Atmospheric Beds (369 samples) Noise, Crackle & Hiss (512 samples) Sounds of the City (371 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.1 Analogue Polys (625 samples) SH Collection (500 samples) CLASSIC SYNTHS PT.2 Analogue Poly Chord Hits (342 samples) Classic Synths: ’80s, ’90s, ’00s (678 samples) Hardware Arps (511 samples) CREATIVE DRUMS Cyborg Beats (514 samples) Lo-Fi Sampling (555 samples) Obscure Drum Machines (517 samples) Overloaded Beats (889 samples) ESSENTIAL DRUMS 808 and 909 (39 samples) Ultimate Cymbals (503 samples) Ultimate Kick Bundle (505 samples) Ultimate Snares & Claps (676 samples) Vintage Drum Machine Hits (548 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.1 Filter Fun (496 samples) Gates ‘N’ Sidechains (287 samples) Total Transitions (260 samples) FX & TRANSITIONS PT.2 Destroyed synths (519 samples) Sci-Fi FX (501 samples) HIP-HOP, FUNK & SOUL Cosmic Soul (386 samples) Funk Keys (279 samples) Hip-Hop Drum Machines…

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output add classic master recordings to arcade with the crate

Released last year, Output’s cloud-powered plugin Arcade is a creative, user-friendly sample instrument that makes use of a subscription sound library to provide musicians with a vast source of sonic inspiration. Essentially, it allows users to download sample kits or individual loops, ready to be triggered, morphed and processed, all while locked to project pitch and tempo. It was pitched as being at once both intuitive and inspirational. Now Output have released version 1.2, bringing with it an interesting new sample collection known as The Crate, which features a range of original master recordings that you can use and abuse without having to pay any royalties. The Crate is the result of a deal between Output and BMG publishing, in partnership with Universal Music Group and Countdown Media. The included loops, which…

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meldaproduction’s mdoubletracker plugin: twice the stereo width in half the time

Double-tracking is a well-used and effective studio recording technique, but getting it right isn’t always easy. Step forward MeldaProduction’s MDoubleTracker, a new plugin that works by varying pitch and delays in the left and right channels to make your sound bigger and wider. MDoubleTracker uses the same techniques as many other stereo expanders and effects processors – including the Eventide H3000 – but promises improved implementation and additional creative features. In keeping with other MeldaProduction products, you get 16x upsampling, M/S and surround support, automatic gain compensation and more. MDoubleTracker is included in three existing collections – MMixingFXBundle, MTotalFXBundle and MCompleteBundle – and also available on its own for the introductory price of 25 euros (regular price will be 79 euros). It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and there’s…

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dmg audio’s multiplicity is a “shockingly powerful” multiband mastering processor

Presumably not inspired by the 1996 Michael Keaton sci-fi human self-duplication comedy of the same name, DMG Audio’s Multiplicity is designed to take precision mastering to a new level. Potentially quite intimidating but also “shockingly powerful”, it features multiband compression, expansion, gating and dynamic EQ. It can be used to both repair and enhance signals, and all with what’s described as an unprecedented level of control. The interface is designed to be minimalist yet informative, and the sound pristine. Check out the specs and download a demo on the DMG Audio website. Multiplicity runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and it's available for £175.…

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ai synthesis’ ai006 module combines stompboxes and eurorack

AI Synthesis have answered the prayers of anyone who loves both effect pedals and Eurorack modules (that's everyone, isn't it?). The premise is simple; a 2HP module that deals with the conversion between modular signals and guitar level signals. It should be the ideal utility for those wanting to incorporate their favourite pedals into a Eurorack signal flow, with minimal fuss and space taken up. Better still, it’s cheap, and even cheaper in the form of a DIY kit. The AI006 is available to buy now. The PCB alone, $10; with panel, $20; full kit, $45; fully built and tested version, $70.…

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